Christina Chiu with her late grandmother on a trip to Hong Kong. Her grandma “wore high heels and make-up every day” – and her love of fashion has filtered down to both Chiu and her fashion designer protagonist in her newest book, Beauty.Christina Chiu with her late grandmother on a trip to Hong Kong. Her grandma “wore high heels and make-up every day” – and her love of fashion has filtered down to both Chiu and her fashion designer protagonist in her newest book, Beauty.
Christina Chiu with her late grandmother on a trip to Hong Kong. Her grandma “wore high heels and make-up every day” – and her love of fashion has filtered down to both Chiu and her fashion designer protagonist in her newest book, Beauty.

Author channelled her stylish Hong Kong grandmother in Beauty, novel set in the world of New York fashion

  • Christina Chiu’s grandmother lived on The Peak in Hong Kong, and memories of her sense of style inspired the Asian-American as she was writing her novel Beauty
  • Chiu took a shoemaking class for research for her book, which is centred around the life of a young fashion designer in New York, and now makes shoes and boots
Topic |   Fashion
Christina Chiu with her late grandmother on a trip to Hong Kong. Her grandma “wore high heels and make-up every day” – and her love of fashion has filtered down to both Chiu and her fashion designer protagonist in her newest book, Beauty.Christina Chiu with her late grandmother on a trip to Hong Kong. Her grandma “wore high heels and make-up every day” – and her love of fashion has filtered down to both Chiu and her fashion designer protagonist in her newest book, Beauty.
Christina Chiu with her late grandmother on a trip to Hong Kong. Her grandma “wore high heels and make-up every day” – and her love of fashion has filtered down to both Chiu and her fashion designer protagonist in her newest book, Beauty.
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